ONTARIO’S Progressive Conservatives have condemned the racist pamphlets that were distributed in Brampton recently.
Monet McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, said in s statement on Monday: “Yet again despicable racist pamphlets have been distributed throughout the City of Brampton. These pamphlets demonstrate unacceptable hate mongering. Their distributors do not represent or understand the cultural mosaic of the Ontario that I love.
“On behalf of the Ontario PC Party and the people of Ontario, I most strongly condemn the bigoted content of these pamphlets and hope that the individuals distributing them step forward and are brought to justice.
“Ontario is a province that allows for all communities, languages and cultures to co-exist equally. The Ontario PC Party will continue to fight to make sure that these intolerant politics of division cease to exist.”
IMMIGRATION Watch Canada, whose name appeared on the flyers and who had produced such flyers in April, claimed they had nothing to do with it.
The single page flyers show the face of a Sikh man with a turban with a red cross through it and carry the words: “Say ‘NO’ to the Massive Third World Invasion of Canada!” It also shows a group of multicultural people and states that government policy has ruined the country.
Peel Regional Police said last week that they “strongly oppose this type of messaging and we remain committed to identifying possible hate crime within the Region of Peel and investigating identified instances to the furthest extent.”
They added: “Peel Regional Police have initiated an investigation into the content and nature of the flyer in question and its author. At the completion of the investigation, as matter of legislative requirement, investigators will be consulting with the Ministry of the Attorney General to seek the authorization, if applicable, to lay hate crime related charges.”